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Sep 27, 2010 9:30am PDT
the southbound battery tunnel and detour road that will bring everybody who uses the oil and dive into safety by the middle of 2011. we are delighted to be able to use this opportunity. back in october, we had a ground-breaking ceremony for the project as a whole. we had the speaker of the house nancy pelosi with us. the mayor was here, other dignitaries. at the time, we were looking at the oil drive -- doyle drive. we now have a different project for the 21st century. it is an example of what partnership and inventiveness and the full participation of the amazing community of san francisco residents can do to create a project that is really worthy of the amazing natural setting of the presidio park, the largest urban park in the park system. let me start by making some acknowledgements. we have some speakers who i will introduced in a moment, but i am very pleased to welcome to the event, dan representing the speaker's office. i would also like to have very much thank christine from senator feinstein's office, as well as mega miller, a field representative team for senator boxer. in that kno
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Sep 26, 2010 5:30pm PDT
is a principally permitted use, that there's a chance it will be turned down. so that said, i always believe it's best to have your neighbors on your side, the police on your side, and we're going to go back out and try to do a little bit more legwork on this. so my client is here to answer any questions. i know the police would like to weigh in on some things. >> does anybody have any questions of the applicants? >> go ahead. >> mr. renni, so let me try to get this straight. you were coming before us only to request the extended hours permit. >> correct. >> you were holding back on the place of entertainment permit because of the neighborhood notification requirement, is that correct? >> there is a 312 and we've ordered up 3 un-foot lift but we did have a long meeting with the captain and permit officer about a week and a half ago, there was an initial deal, or an agreement cut which would allow after hours but only for one hour, only with specific security standards and -- >> if i could stop you here, please. i don't want to get into the police portion of this, this is a planning issue again.
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Sep 27, 2010 2:00am PDT
blocking the former use. the reeducation of the model for that space merits the permit being granted. also you have consistent uses that have the permit for tables and chairs. the more people you have on the streets, the more the public is present. when you look at the big picture, whatever the history of the hearing, i think that we have they changed context and one that merits the opportunities and it is a very conscientious merchant that will do the right thing. >> i him in opposition. we are on the left side. by putting tables there, that will interfere. without the benches, i would see food, beer, all kinds of things. i'm afraid that i have lost a lot of customers because of the smoking, and allowed music. people are smoking marijuana and other things. i am opposed to that. we are not many here because we have five workers representing them and my customers and my salon has small children and families their. they have put strippers' there and they are selling beer. there is no permit applying. they cannot mix business with smoking and food. thank you very much. i am opposed to that on
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Sep 27, 2010 1:00pm PDT
chair maxwell: good afternoon, and welcome to land use. we have got quite a crowd, so the overflow room is in the chambers, and you will be able to hear when we call names, and we usually wait, and if somebody comes, which usually allow them to get in line. we we usually allow them to get in line. i want to thank all of the people at channel 26 -- we usually allow them to get in line. i want to thank the people behind the scenes very much for their work. i also want to thank lisa so mera, who is our clerk. vice chair supervisor eric mar and supervisor david chiu. madam clerk, i believe you have some things to say. clerk somera: please turn off of your cell phones. items will appear on a later agenda. chair maxwell: i believe we have an item that will be going to the board tomorrow, and that will be item number two. madam clerk, could you please read the first item. clerk somera: a special use district for 1800 market street. chair maxwell: welcome. >> i am here on the path of supervisor dufty. 1800 market is the lgbt center. i know that some of you have been attending meetings and
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Sep 26, 2010 5:00pm PDT
the conditional use process with the 403 vote. just got notice from the telegraph hill dwellers association that they are going to appeal it so it will be appealed to the board of supervisors and just wanted it part of the record so people are following that can stay tuned. thank you. vice chair joseph: does anyone else wish to have public comment? seeing none, i'll close the item and go to item 2 review and approve the minutes of may 25, june 22 and august 10. because of the shortage of members here, we will continue the june 22 and august 10 minutes so that leaves us with may 25. have a motion on those minutes? >> a point of order, since only four commissioners were present and one of them is no longer a member of the commission, three members can approve the minutes. >> that's what we're told. >> ok. so i'd like to move to approve the minutes. vice chair joseph: is there a second? >> second. vice chair joseph: thank you. want to call the roll. commissioner joseph? sorry. commissioner meko? >> aye. >> commissioner perez? >> aye. >> commissioner newlin? >> aye. >> the minutes from may 25 h
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Sep 26, 2010 7:30pm PDT
are constantly using to refine what we're doing and also to apply for future grants. ongoing projects, we will top -- talk about that later on the agenda. i have to compliment the bay area. we have to complement the sheriff's department for getting this done. then, we have the 2010 state homeland security grant program and metropolitan medical response system grants. to plan for mutual aid for a response within the region, within the response, and we will hear a little bit about that as we talk about the san bruno incident that happened yesterday. and almost done -- mitigation steering committee. i talked a little bit about that originally, but we have membership from the department of emergency managementofdpw, recreation and parks department, general services agency, treasure island apartment building inspection, puc, mayor's office, capital planning, the fire department, police department, school department, and the port. we're working on that. the outdoor public warning system update -- we just wanted to say that we have added a number of non-english specifically cantonese and some sp
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Sep 27, 2010 10:00am PDT
, it was speaker pelosi. it was dianne feinstein. it was barbara boxer that brought us over the edge. guys, this is a legitimate stimulus project. this is a legitimate shot already project that would not have taken place a year ahead of schedule. it saved the taxpayers $90 million. that was for the leadership of speaker policy and president obama. 6200 jobs will be created over the course of this project, direct and indirect. 2600 direct jobs. you're seeing the hard hats and some of those folks. not just pictures. they are here physically with us. their lives have been enhanced because of the stimulus project. it was noted $100 million or more with the tiger grant got us a year ahead of schedule. in 2013 this will be done. what an extraordinary thing. this is right around the corner. this is real time construction and real leadership. thank you, speaker policy. thank you, barbara boxer. thank you, senator feinstein. thank you to jake mgoldrick. we had regional projects related to work on celebrity -- collectively together. he helped organize a from work with the golden gate bridge district
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Sep 27, 2010 12:30pm PDT
, it takes several years to retrain everybody and certificate everybody to use this tool in the way we know they are using it. after all the training -- we train about 700 providers, clinicians to use this tool. it's being used across our system and we're beginning to actually -- and we put it in a database and now we actually, we had the initial database, we're now changing to another database because we are putting a whole electronic health record. we will track it over time. commissioner kim: what is the hoped outcome? how do we measure success? >> how we measure success is that we want to see areas that need help will go down over time. so it's really a composite. so if you come in and you have 10 areas that need help. over time, we really want to see that your areas needing help go down and your areas of strength because you also ask about strengths, what do you have going for you? do you have opportunity to access prevocational service? do you other kind of things that are going on, maybe religion, other support. so you want to see the problem areas go down and the strengths go up. so
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Sep 27, 2010 11:00am PDT
would help regular citizens like myself, offer us encouragement, even though she was ill herself. i still keep plugging away in their memory. in fact, i am glad that this plaza may be named for her. it reminds me of when i was a high schooler. i used to stand on that same quarter. supervisor chu: thank you. any other members of the public of public to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. as far as the timing of the bill, usually, the legislation is more complicated and these things to be worked out, sometimes it is a matter of the correct timing. supervisor dufty. supervisor dufty: it was important for me to have the neighborhood reflect on this. the last thing i would want to do is bring something forward presumptuous way without the neighborhood and then have jane's memory caught up in people being for or against. with so many diverse viewpoints, the fact that everybody has been so supportive of it is emblematic to why it is important that this plaza be named for jane. also, this week, they will be having the castro street fair. this year, it will be dedicate
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Sep 26, 2010 9:30pm PDT
to consider the use now, or proposed in the future, have action in front of it to make decisions. for example, terms could change to propose different land mixes, perhaps the intensity of the land use is changing. right now, this term sheet is only for the uses highlighted by the developer. any changes would require a port commission decision in the future. çççpossibly, if after seqa rç it mayççç require another. çççççççjustçççççç e will2come back to the port commission and ask for endorsement of the termççççn ç o ççç-;takeççç our termçd ofç supervisors forñrçç thei. ççççmçñrÑyççççafter l iñrçu!ççççñrçñrççç. ççñrçççw3çñrçyççççça çççççperhaps asççç earl8 for approval of a termñrççç. lrçmççççççç>>ççç ans s? lot[ççóçççñrçççççlrçk about where you are going to build aç garageç ççñrmççs recommendedñrççç thatçççe condominiums go up. vçççççmççñrç
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Sep 27, 2010 3:30am PDT
. they are different sets of circumstances. as he stated, it is not presidential. the argument that would be used for why something would be a hardship is similar. the hardship here is economic realities, and there is an article in our papers having to do with the "wall street journal" article that addresses the fact that with the quig haitian on a small property, it is not as clean and easy to get fbsing. and were you to get financing, i can guarantee you that you would not get the same rate they would get were you to have the split. to conclude, if someone drove by there every day for the last five years, and tomorrow this split were to happy, for the next five years, they would never know it. it is going to look exactly the same, and it is going to be exactly the same. the one little worry here having to do with expansion can be satisfied. even though the manabats might not want that, maybe affecting the value of the property, we can place an n.s.r. on that and say you don't get to expand. sorry. i look forward to other comments. >> you are supporting overturning? >> absolutely. i thought that
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am PDT
that you are here and i am grateful. i am happy that you took the time to celebrate with us. we have, in this spirit, a formal proclamation. you do not have enough wall space for the proclamations that you have received. but this is my honor to recognize, you have to share this today. garcia understands this because there are only 365 days a year. he must have given out 10 days every day. and i am trying to separate this. in the spirit of brown, let me give out heritage day, guatemalan heritage day, and mexican heritage day. and the crop one -- the crop was -- nicaraguan day. this is the day we celebrate our histories in this remarkable bicentennial. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you all for coming. we have more to celebreate this historical and colorful day. we thank you for all you do. have a wonderful celebration. >> did you have to hurry? [laughter] >> gentlemen. we are talking about el salvador. >> thank you very much. iwould like to thank gavin newsom and the mayor's office for inviting us here. the consul general would like to continue our very good relationship wor
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Sep 27, 2010 1:30pm PDT
the rationale is that the city policy supports such uses whenever it can. however, just because we do not charge impact fees, it does not mean that there is not an impact. what our proposed legislation does is to deal with the inconsistency in the process to mention the their properly assessed and to make sure that the city collects the appropriateness of impact fees. these of the spouse of the changes being proposed this is a reflection of different studies conducted. -- changes being proposed. this is a reflection of different studies conducted. development will be credited for institutions on-site at over $19 per square foot. another change proposed is to close the loophole by which uses such as wholesaling, and autorepair and others -- and automotive repair and others are considered. in rincon hill, other residential uses a of a $3 per square foot. in market octavia, they would be credited at $1.70 per square foot. in balboa park, it is 75 cents per square foot. we are promoting the adaptive re-use. as you may remember, we established fee tiers. each parcel in the eastern neigh
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Sep 27, 2010 4:30pm PDT
it is to use the aquifer water for drinking and treated water from the oceanside waste water plant for irrigation. we would like the people to come. we'd like the people to comment on the e. the i.r. and to turn in written comments. there's more information on our website. we are particularly concerned because the plant is being built above ground in gold epigate park where the master plan says it is supposed to be below grade. we would like to find another location for plant and fit absolutely has to be in the park, we would like different design alternatives so it can be built below grade and we have a lot more information on our website. thank you very much. president buell: thank you. >> lindsey? followed by rachel and followed by jamie. >> good afternoon, commissioners. >> i need you to speak into the mic. >> my name is lindsey. i'm a longtime resident and activist advocate at delores park. i'm here to speak against rec and park's permitting process for the commercial food vendors in our neighborhood park. but also, their general practices for permitting. even though there are
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Sep 26, 2010 7:00pm PDT
system that works specifically with foster use in san francisco schools. and they have several staff who provided a number of different services. one is a pam let. that one was described to you. these include educational type management. including with special education. they have been able to participate in 100 decision-making meetings last year. those are meetings that take place whenever we look at removal of children. one of the things that we know is that educational success and consistency is very important. they start having educational problems. it request be very demand pg. so they have been able to provide educational at the meeting or they've helped insure that they provide us with the information that we need so that we can assure that the educational needs are getting met. we also on our staff have a child welfare worker who acts as the liaison with the unified school district. they worked with the services staff and the two representatives to have a collaboration. through the part northeast are nership through the foster services. the other brochure that you are in front of
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Sep 27, 2010 1:00am PDT
views, especially the use of historic monuments. the lane has its own history. the views from the lane are the landmarks of other trends -- of alcatraz. they are the reason many people from the world walk-through and buy this land. it is on your city walks map of san francisco. because i grew up in southern california, a am acutely aware of how necessary it is to be vigilant and how important to save things we tend to take for granted. i think these views should be protected. they are a legacy to the city. they are a legacy to people around the world and to future generations of san franciscans. i think anything you can do to support that would be very, very helpful. president peterson: is there any other public comment? seeing none, unless you have further questions, the matter is submitted. commissioner garcia: i have a question for mr. sanchez and a question for mr. cornfield -- kornfield. private these are not protected. public views are. i am sure that was taken into consideration when the permit was reviewed by planning. >> under section 1 01 0.1, which was derived from prop them
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Sep 26, 2010 8:30pm PDT
challenge to now their recovery challenge and mutual support and aid, that will serve us well, and i want to underscore that we will make ourselves available, every department, every member of our city team bureaucracy. our hearts go out to families and the gym is overwhelmed, but i told him to let the mayor know and the city manager's no that we are here to be supportive, and we will do everything in our power to encourage that. i want to encourage everyone we know to give back, to do so through the red cross or other agencies, and obviously, we have this great protocol that generated a lot of resources for shady -- haiti and for what occurred in the gulf, katrina. we make that available for all city employees and ask that to the extent that they are willing, that they make themselves available to help those that are in need. under the circumstances, again, i just want to tip my hat to all of your around this room, and thank you to pg&e. the big take away here is now we need to know our assets. we need to know about our infrastructure, and we need to work collaborative live together so t
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Sep 27, 2010 12:30am PDT
for it but it was never reviewed by anyone. we started the process and then they had to let us know. >> we had to apply a couple of days ago to remove from the system but we had to get the letter to sign. it might be in the computer system but it was never issued nor was it paid for. >> do you have the letter? >> i don't have a letter on me. i can get it for you. >> i have another question for the architect. is the construction complete? >> the construction is complete and it has been signed off on. >> technically, until we actually have the revision that was perhaps complicated to act upon that issue, i would think that both parties would want all permits to be aggregated and rather than having piecemeal both in terms of a jurisdiction request and that this should not be rescinded. >> i agree. >> i don't agree. the parties are here, now go kart to imagine. it is hard to to imagine. it is -- it is hard to imagine. the parties are here and i don't even know if this would be a matter of convenience to decide that we would aggregate them. there are some real issues involved in the jurisdiction request tha
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Sep 27, 2010 6:30am PDT
recycling and composting programs, set aggressive goals, and keep us on track. without further delay, it is my pleasure to introduce mayor gavin newsom, who has some spectacular news. mayor newsom: i think this is the completion of your first week on the job. melanie was with the speaker's office doing similar work, so that we could be successful in san francisco and but in a position to make a lot of the announcements we have been making bore over the last number of years. i happen to think this is a big deal. i think that other cities across the country that struggle to deal with the issue of their diversion rates with landfills that are literally filling up, that are becoming floating regattas of landfills that are being pushed up and down rivers and across the coast and around the continent, that this represents an important milestone, the cities can think differently and act differently and do some of them substantially differently -- do something substantially differently as it relates to their waist. what we know, we do not think, is that 1 million to 1.5 million people are mo
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Sep 26, 2010 11:30pm PDT
privacy or use of any neighboring residences. the last condition is resident shall not make structural changes without written approval from the market. we are recommending this application for approval with these conditions. i would also point out that the applicant supports these recommendations -- these conditions. supervisor chu: 90, and for the record, there are no letters of protest -- thank you, and for the record, there are no letters of protest. why don't we open this up for public comment? do any members of the public wish to comment or speak on item 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. thank you. there is a motion to move the item forward with recommendation with the approved conditions. without objection. item one please. >> item 1, hearing to consider the transfer of tight 21 off- sale generalizes from 50 third street to 715 market street where zains fine wine and spirits will serve the public convenience and necessity of the people of the city and county of san francisco. >> what is before us today is an application to add a new license, type 21, which is technically
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Sep 26, 2010 6:30pm PDT
and all of us help them do that, but it's really their job to do the cold cobs, to find out what they do at their jobs, the job shadowing and finally mind a mentor and move into that. we expect that to happen at around the ninth week based on what's happening so far. >> there's something i loved last year that the students took the initiative, and the staff helped them write scripts. we're doing this work with the buchanan ymca and j.v.c. in terms of this school program. are we able to do some professional development so there's a level of consistency. i think it would be great if there's a level of consistencey? >> i think that's a great idea. i think we could certainly do that. we're certainly available to do some professional development from our sight as the matt west site has done for us. absolutely. >> any of you familiar with the europe program? >> i just want to say that having had a lot of exposure to working with young people in that program, i think that they do an outstanding job of getting young adults prepared to give you that strong handshake, look you in the eye, directly
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Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm PDT
patients if their resources being used to the south of them become overburdened. we have also offered mental health services, since this is, as you say.8' b besides the physical devastation, it can be emotionally devastating. we have offered to provide additional mental-health services and translation services, so i think the mutual aid went well last night. mayor newsom: we had a number of representatives from pg&e. i will get to you in a minute because i want to talk -- bring things closer to home in the end, but mark johnson is here. i appreciate you taking the time to get out here. perhaps you can give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the
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Sep 26, 2010 9:00pm PDT
, please be advised that the ringing and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound producing electronic devices are prohibited. the chairman or the removal from the meeting room and the persons responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound producing electronic device. a member of the public has up to 3 minutes to make permanent public comments on each agenda item on this the port commission adopts a shorter period on any item. 7 a, and the executive director's report. >> thank you for joining us today. i have just a few items to report on. the first is really exciting news. i do not see jay here today, unfortunately. as you know, the san francisco arts commission does display work from local artists. a couple of months ago, they put out a solicitation, competition, if you will, for photographs to be displayed at city hall. jay ach, a fantastic hobby photographer, submitted some of his own photographs. there were a total of 185 entries. 26 artists will be part of the exhibition which includes 3 works from jay. that takes place this week september 13 an
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Sep 26, 2010 10:30pm PDT
involved takes you back to volunteer. you can sign up to volunteer for this park. let us show them recreation. let us show them the cultural arts. we have a lot of multimedia functions within these pages. show them the harvey milk art center. let us show them the san francisco focus center. keep scrolling down. we have a slide show here that shows the current director of the photo center, his work, class work for the students that attend classes at the focus center. scroll back up. there is news and events. we are going to do the video. this is our news and events section. this is a master calendar that shows all rec and park events to run the city. >> is today's meeting there? >> yes. >> the family kite festival. >> scroll back up. >> we can go to videos on the far right. three announcements. i do not know if you can see on the screen, but there is the commission meeting. neighborhood meetings, park improvement meetings are on there, and any other news- related items can be found in this location. this is our video gallery. >> this is a video montage of our properties that was put
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Sep 27, 2010 3:00am PDT
their division of this lot. i think they still have options that they haven't used because they just don't want to. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening, commissioner. my name is noni. i am president of the small property commission of san francisco. the hughes are members of our organization, and they have asked me to appear. they definitely live in that house. i visited the property today. there are parking spaces all over the place. i saw two buildings facing two streets, and those buildings appeared to be totally unrelated to each other. there is a cute cottage on 19th street that sits in a sad state of repair, and it may continue so if they can't get a loan to rebuild it. there is no reason not to allow this to become two parcels. if it became two parcels, a bookkeeping procedure, there would not be any open space lost, no parking spaces lost, nothing lost. it will simply allow this property to become more livable. the people who were against the partition previously are apparently angry. they are trying to punish the owners. what they are really doing is shooti
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Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, how far in advance to know which applicants will be appearing before us? do we have a calendar? >> the commission? how far in advance the staff now? the applications come in. there is a 30-day notice period. quite some time elapses before it goes to you. i don't necessarily communicate to you until you get an agenda. you don't know. if you want to change that, we can talk about it. >> i would like to know, maybe in an advance -- may be in advance. i would like to visit the neighborhood and see the environment where applicants are coming from, so i have a personal reference. that might be helpful. i am also attending the neighborhood outreach thing, if they have such a thing, i would like to be able to go. >> ok. >> if there is a way for you to communicate to was who will be coming up front -- >> at this point, the number of applications is not that large. it is not too much of a problem. there is no problem letting you know when the staff has received new applications. those have been posted. as far as knowing when those applicants are doing neighborhood outreach, i am not sure
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Sep 27, 2010 12:00am PDT
a statewide perspective and the use of those funds, is it a requirement of san francisco? >> it is in our contract with the state department of health services. supervisor chu: are there any members of the public who wish to speak on item 6? seeing none, public comment is closed. questions from the committee? we have a motion to approve and send this item forward with recommendation. thank you very much. madam clerk, are there any other items before us? >> no, madam chair. supervisor chu: thank you. we are adjourned. >> good evening, welcome to the september 22nd meeting of the board of appeals. we are joined by representatives from city departments. we are torn and by representatives from the planning department and the planning commission. at this time, and will go over them meeting guidelines. the board request that you turn off all funds and pagers so they will not disturb the proceedings. the board's rules of presentation are as follows. you each have seven minutes to present the case and to 3 minutes for rebuttal. people in the affiliated with these parties must conclude their comme
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Sep 27, 2010 1:30am PDT
was slipped into an addendum. the house has been made a little bit taller. she is using this addendum process to circumvent you guys, i think. what was originally proposed is very far from what she is trying to build now. we do not want to keep doing this. we just saw with this other project. we would like her to stick with what originally was approved by the board of the homeowners' association. >> mr. sanchez? >> scott sanchez, planning department staff. i did speak with the permit holder's architect last thursday. during his testimony, he indicated he had submitted materials to me. i have not received any materials from him. we did discuss last week that they would need to submit materials. this was the thursday before the hearing that was the last day to submit those materials. i told him to contact the executive director and the board of appeals to get clarification on what the sport had required. also at the last hearing, due to research from the appellant, we were able to find out that they were going to try to do certain things under the addenda, outputing two 8-foot wide rush doors w
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Sep 27, 2010 4:00am PDT
windows, and we don't understand what they want us to do with them still. we ask you to uphold our permanent so that we can finish renovations and protect our home. it will want to maintain our home and want to be good neighbors. we want to increase communication with them as well. >> we have not opened these windows since we moved into the house to measure the distances between our house and the neighboring house. >> we don't intend on opening the windows. we don't want to invade their privacy. we appreciate that we haven't heard them either. they have been polite to us. this is not a fight that we think is going to be nasty. we will be quiet and we don't intend on opening these windows. we really want to maintain relationships. >> anything further from the department? >> shall i start, or do you prefer? commissioner fung: i always like to start first. >> i am sympathetic to the appellant. their fire hazard concern and a loud parties concerned. it sounds like those issues were issues that had to do with the previous occupant of the building next door, so the building is 110 years
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Sep 27, 2010 10:30am PDT
is to enable us to wash our heavy-duty turnout that we wear for firefighters and emergency situations. we have been unable to do this up until this time. i have one set that i have had almost 30 years, and other than housing them down, i do not think they have ever been wash. clearly, this is not adequate. the addition of these five washers, which we would gratefully accept, we look forward to, and we look forward to a time when the cancer rate among firefighters is reduced as a result of these measures at this time. supervisor chu: thank you. i believe we have a representative from the san francisco firefighters cancer foundation. >> i am a board member of the san francisco fire fighters cancer prevention foundation. the foundation was established when the fire fighter pocket -- and the incidence of cancer in the fire fire population was significantly higher than the general population. obviously, the extractor is prevention. we hope you accept the gift of five washer extractors so firefighters can wash their protective gear. do you have any questions? supervisor chu: thank you. this is actua
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Sep 27, 2010 2:00pm PDT
>> afternoon. i am a land-use attorney. i guess i am the only one so far in favor of this, at least in favor of the time period to appeal ceqa determination after the planning division. this is not pro-developer. this is pro-family. most of the actual exemptions go to families who are bringing in their elderly parents or having additional children, and homes tend to be small. one example, but not the only, and i speak for a lot of my former clients. my client, when she was pregnant, three months later, she found herself in front of the discretionary review at the planning commission. the planning commission unanimously approved. she spent a great deal of money on building permits, consultant fees. all she wanted to do was add a one-bedroom to create a 400- square-foot third floor. after spending all that money on the developing, someone filed an appeal to the board of appeals, and the day before that hearing -- and this is typical -- a categorical extension appeal was made to the board of supervisors. i have never understood but at least 1/3 of the cases i have seen, it is the day b
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Sep 27, 2010 5:30am PDT
were holed up and a meeting was arranged between us and some of the people from muni. there were 12 merchants there, as well as three people from the muni. they replace the streetcar track segments in four blocks and not a single merchant went out of business life on board street. bridget went out of business like onboard street. when we started there were six small stores on ocean avenue. [tone] is that my time? supervisor avalos: that is your time. we can grant to another moment. >> i will be great -- i will be brief. the judge over the courthouse was talking and talking, i had to come in late. anyways, the property owners that i represent along ocean avenue, for example this morning we did not know about this meeting until three days ago. i do not mean to be contentious with the people promoting this, but they could do a lot better job at sending out notices and tending -- telling us all. we did not know which you doing this morning except to come here. i think that they need to do a better job of sending out notices and conferring with us. we are listening to what they say but t
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Sep 27, 2010 11:30am PDT
individuallies -- individuals for changing their schedules to be able to support us in this endeavor. and so with that, we'll turn it over to our associate superintendent kevin true it. -- truitt. thank you supervisor dufty. sandra from dcif, we are going to start with the school partnership model. we have a brief segway to multiple systems for students. >> we have some handouts for the committee members and copies for those of the member of the public that are here -- members of the public that are here. thank you for inviteding us here today, committee members. we are happy to give you an overview of the new effort that the partnership and the department has called the school partner model. we have a power point that walks through some of the main points and a handout that gives a little bit more description. so the school partner model. >> i'm going to ask you to speak a little more robustly. that's a little tough, if you can. thank you. >> this grew out of the dcyf's education related goals for its current three-year funding cycle. in the planning for this current cycle we initiated conv
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Sep 27, 2010 2:30pm PDT
the french fries with slices of apple, and i want them to place more vegetables on the hamburger and use wheat bread so there are more options for our children. supervisor mar: thank you very much. i know we have about 50 speaker cards here, and i wanted to invite the deputy director to come up and just make remarks. thank you for being here. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i think we all know that physical activity and access to good attrition are the building blocks for healthy communities, and incentivizing good food and good choices for families is going to be essential, and i think that is kind of the essence of your legislation. our health commission has tabled the discussion. the wanted to hear the outcomes of the hearing and also the outcomes of your conversations with mcdonald's. there are standards that the institute of medicine has developed that she has discussed with mcdonald's, regarding some of their goals for school lunches, which are to increase vegetables, manage the amount of calories, and to manage the amount of fat and sodium, and i think that as a health the convers
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Sep 27, 2010 4:00pm PDT
be able to have their toys while they eat their meals so the toys can also be used as an educational item. >> [speaking foreign language] >> i am 80 years old, and i am in very good health, and i have eaten a lot of fast food over the course of my life, and i have exercised. >> [speaking foreign language] >> i also have a lot of grandchildren who are also eating fast food, but they are in good health, and i and educate them about exercise -- and i educate them. supervisor mar: thank you. any last speakers at, please, we are going to cut it off after that person standing up there. >> thank you. i am marty martinez. i work with a statewide policy organization, and we represent communities of color across california, and we really applaud this legislation in support it. -- and support it. communities of color are disproportionately consuming fast food in neighborhoods that are disproportionately close to fast-food and are suffering from greater rates of diabetes and obesity, and its current projections continue, we are going to get to the point where basically every other latino is going to
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Sep 27, 2010 3:30pm PDT
, they provide food people want to eat. we do have a standard to guide us as to how to eat, and i think most of the restaurant industry does try to comply. i think consumers have plenty of choices including mcdonald's to reagan -- including mcdonald's the reagan we need to work together. >> what city did you live in? >> i have a mcdonald's if business in the city appear reagan >> how did you find out about the hearing? >> i read about it in the paper. >> next speaker please. yea>> i am talking about a fast- food restaurant. [speaking cantonese] >> i do not speak cantonese. >> i am working in san francisco. >> it is in the restaurant. >> the kids go outside. >> somebody says they use too much sugar. my kids go to mcdonald's to eat. the kids go out to eat at the restaurant. this is ok. >> one day maybe he says i like mcdonald's food. >> thank you so much for coming out. thank you fear reagan -- thank you. >> if you need translation, others can help. [speaking foreign language] [speaking foreign language] [speaking foreign language] >> through the afternoon, supervisors i am a grandparent of si
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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
along on a fast pace. the speed is limited by the key and also by the guide. we do use -- so we're not making a lot of racket, we use ear buds and these little radios association the whole narration is done to each person and there's no speakers blaring. we put bells on the segway, so when we come up behind people, we can alert them to our presence. we look forward to our operation, and i want to invite the community to come out and we'll be doing a lot of outreach in the next few weeks, to make sure everyone has a say in this. >> good afternoon. since the late 2009 we have been concerned about the placement of vendors in the music concourse. we do appreciate a rec and park means a hot dog stand behind the band show. last year when the segway rental booth was first proposed, we expressed our concern about this plan and its impact on historic context to the area and we requested a long-term plan for the area. other food vendors have been added and a bicycle rental stand is also considered. we understand the need to earn income to support the department, but there are two issues.
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Sep 27, 2010 3:00pm PDT
, even children with knee and back problems secondary to obesity these are basically diseases taught us adult onset diseases. the most concern is the scourge of pre-diabetes. there is a skin care of -- as skin condition you can see. this is something i see a on a daily basis. often these children are four or five years old. this is a very concerning. i think we have strong data of the links fast-food consumption to obesity dave. -- obesity hearing and we see parents for perhaps 30 minutes every few months, and we cannot fight against the massive amount of marketing dollars the food industry has we can try to educate, but i think we need more systematic approaches, and i think this is a wonderful start. >> can you give me an idea. at one way to we considered obese? is it 20 pounds, 30 pounds, 10? >> for children there is not a precise number, because it depends on that age. we look at the bmi. that is a body mass index. we have come to a designation looking at percentiles. if you're in that 85th percentile, you are considered overweight. greater than 90 is dobie's. a 3-year-old who weigh
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
amount of $16,144,866. supervisor avalos: thank you, victor. last week, colleagues, before us we had a technical amendment to make sure that the resolution language that the total amount for the contract. it was done this week pursuant to that amendment. is there anything else that we need to know about? >> no, chairman. supervisor avalos: let's open this up to public comment. seeing no one, let's close public comment. we will send out forward with it full support of the committee. item number two, please. >> item #2, resolution authorizing the administration to enter in the first amendment between the city and xtech (part of the technology store procurement vehicle), in which the amendment shall increase the contractto $41,000,000 and update clauses. supervisor avalos: thank you. welcome. >> good morning. i am here on behalf of naomi kelly. we think that the report was very thorough and we thank him for that and i would just like to give a few points of background regarding the proposed amendment. the original technology store contract from the board in 2008 commenced on january 1,
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Sep 27, 2010 2:30am PDT
feet of the interest and this would be there. >> do we want to roll it alcohol use permit? >> this will all come up under review on november 15th. he is able to get all of that between now and november 15th. >> grant the appeal and overturn the department and the appellant be allowed to submit a renewal request on november 15th on condition that the tables and chairs will be allowed between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and the area must be cleaned daily. is that correct? on the motion -- >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> the motion passes. >> : item number8. disregards the property at 1120 19th street also known as 398 pennsylvania street. this is the nile of a lot area, rear yard and on street parking variance. no construction of any type is deposed. this on the administrator will get the appellants. -- no construction of any type is proposed. >> we want to make sure that you understand that the seven and three minutes allotted are the times during which they can speak. you'll need to speak if he wished to during the time allotted to the party and not during public co
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Sep 27, 2010 4:30am PDT
that they are doing at the top level. >> can you tell us what page? >> this is the planned said middle. -- submission. looking at the property, this is two weeks out and this is set back substantially from the front building wall and this extends further to the rear them the proposed addition will although there might be some shadow cast upon the rear from the house of the appellant. i see no reason why this board should deny the permit. >> the mind but in that picture back up again? -- do you mind putting that picture back up again? >> this is the top floor setback? >> that is correct. >> where is the rear of the project? >> that is right here. i believe that is the building wall. >> i was going to ask why you would not have them pulled this all the way back to match the appellant set back but it looks like it be in the garden? >> this would have an adverse impact on the rear yard. >> that is not a requirement. the project sponsor agreed to do this. >> that is often a good idea. >> that is not required. they don't see any need to have a shadow steady. >> is there a need for this study? >> i was inte
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Sep 27, 2010 9:00am PDT
, they do not have a way to show us, then this work is only staying here inside and nobody knows the brilliance and the amazing work that the students are doing. >> the term has changed over time from a very basic who has a computer and who doesn't have a computer to now who has access to the internet, especially high speed internet, as well as the skills and the knowledge to use those tools effectively. . >> the city is charged with coming up with digital inclusion. the department of telecommunications put together a 15 member san francisco tech connect task force. we want the digital inclusion program to make sure we address the needs of underserved vulnerable communities, not communities that are already very tech savvy. we are here to provide a, b and c to the seniors. a stands for access. b stands for basic skills and c stands for content. and unless we have all three, the monolingual chinese seniors are never going to be able to use the computer or the internet. >> a lot of the barrier is knowledge. people don't know that these computers are available to them, plus they don
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Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
that i'm able to get from place to place this by using a fully accessible public transit system like meany -- muni. >> the americans with disabilities act of 1990 is a wide-ranging federal civil- rights law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. title two of the ada addresses access to public services, including public transportation for persons with disabilities. it requires transit operators to call out stops at transfer points, major intersections, and major destinations, and to announce particular stocks requested by customers with disabilities. stop announcements are especially important for passengers who are blind or have low vision. these individuals cannot travel independently if they are not assured of getting off at their intended destination point.
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